Clenching or grinding teeth while sleeping is a common disorder. It is estimated that 70% of the population may have these parafunctional habits and not even be aware of them. The consequences of this habit includes having headaches, sore jaw muscles, sensitivity or loosening of teeth and tooth wear. The use of a night guard may help reduce the severity of this condition and reduce future tooth destruction.
What are the advantages of Night Guards?
Night guards have several common advantages:
- Acts as a layer or cushion between the teeth of the upper and lower jaws
- Provides support and relax the muscles of the jaw responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth
- Great fit and comfort because it is customized in most cases
- Helps prevent chipping, fracturing and flexing of teeth
How does a night guard work?
You can get your night guard from your dentist here at Dentistry on Dusk, in Brampton, who shall take an impression of your teeth and create a customized night guard from a dedicated dental laboratory. Night guards work as a cushion between upper and lower teeth. You need to insert it every time you go to bed and remove it when you wake up in the mornings. You also ought to clean or brush the night guard with a denture or retainer cleanser to avoid plaque buildup. Polident is often a good choice.
How much does a night guard cost?
Your dental team here at Dentistry on Dusk, in Brampton, will be the best people to tell you how much a night guard shall cost you. Since it is customized, the cost varies from person to person. These are available only with dental experts and are often covered by most dental health insurance plans.
Can teeth grinding be prevented?
Stress is one of the major causes for the clenching and grinding of teeth. In addition to wearing a night guard whilst sleeping, we suggest you make lifestyle changes that are aimed at decreasing stress. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and meditation are some such examples to help reduce stress. Reducing alcohol intake and smoking also may assist in reducing grinding habits.
For an estimate on night guards call us today at 905-453-7777